Chris Oswalt

Chris Oswalt

Chris Oswalt joined the Local News 8 and KIDK team as the weekend anchor/reporter in September of 2016. Chris is no stranger to the Gem State, having worked in Boise for just about two-years. While in Boise, Chris was the first reporter to break a Federal Judge's ruling striking down Idaho's ban on same-sex marriage. Chris also appeared on national TV following the release of Hailey native, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, from the Taliban.

Growing up in Central Iowa, Chris got the bug for news when the national media invaded his hometown to cover the closure of the Maytag Corporation in 2007. He comes to Eastern Idaho with nearly a decade of experience. Most recently, Chris was the evening anchor and producer in Helena, MT. Prior to that, he has worked in Boise, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Omaha and also in Salt Lake City.

When not delivering the news, you will find Chris out exploring what Idaho has to offer (some which he already knows and loves), checking out the area attractions and indulging in the best food he can find (he's a self proclaimed foodie).

Chris is excited to be back in the west near the mountains and telling the stories of those who call the community home. If you'd like to connect with him (or make a recommendation on a great restaurant), send him an e-mail or follow him on social media.

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